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Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center

At the USGS EROS Center, we study land change and produce land change data products used by researchers, resource managers, and policy makers across the nation and around the world. We also operate the Landsat satellite program with NASA, and maintain the largest civilian collection of images of the Earth’s land surface in existence, including tens of millions of satellite images.

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Pecora 22: Call for Abstracts

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Landsat Science Team Co-Chair Named Among ‘Highly Cited Researchers’

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USGS, EROS Lead Efforts to Unlock the Potential of Earth Observation

Publications

Implementation of the CCDC algorithm to produce the LCMAP Collection 1.0 annual land surface change product

The increasing availability of high-quality remote sensing data and advanced technologies have spurred land cover mapping to characterize land change from local to global scales. However, most land change datasets either span multiple decades at a local scale or cover limited time over a larger geographic extent. Here, we present a new land cover and land surface change dataset created by the Land

System characterization report on Planet SkySat

This report addresses system characterization of Planet’s SkySat and is part of a series of system characterization reports produced and delivered by the U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science Cal/Val Center of Excellence. These reports present and detail the methodology and procedures for characterization; present technical and operational information about the specific se

System characterization report on the Satellogic NewSat multispectral sensor

Executive SummaryThis report addresses system characterization of Satellogic’s NewSat satellite (also known as ÑuSat) and is part of a series of system characterization reports produced and delivered by the U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science Cal/Val Center of Excellence. These reports present and detail the methodology and procedures for characterization; present techni

Science

Eyes on Earth Episode 66 - Exotic Annual Grasses

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we hear about the value of mapping fire-fueling invasive grasses in the Western U.S.
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Eyes on Earth Episode 66 - Exotic Annual Grasses

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we hear about the value of mapping fire-fueling invasive grasses in the Western U.S.
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USGS EROS Archive - LCMAP- CCDC v1.0 Products (Hawaii)

The Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection (LCMAP) project has generated an integrated suite of annual land cover and land surface change products for the United States based on time series data from the Landsat record from 2000–2020. LCMAP Hawaii Collection 1.0 Science Products are based on the USGS implementation of the Continuous Change Detection and Classification (CCDC) algorithm...
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USGS EROS Archive - LCMAP- CCDC v1.0 Products (Hawaii)

The Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection (LCMAP) project has generated an integrated suite of annual land cover and land surface change products for the United States based on time series data from the Landsat record from 2000–2020. LCMAP Hawaii Collection 1.0 Science Products are based on the USGS implementation of the Continuous Change Detection and Classification (CCDC) algorithm...
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Eyes on Earth Episode 65 - Rapid Fire Mapping with Remote Sensing

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn about a tool that combines satellite datasets to quickly map fires.
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Eyes on Earth Episode 65 - Rapid Fire Mapping with Remote Sensing

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn about a tool that combines satellite datasets to quickly map fires.
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